Person:Joshua Wayland (3)

Joshua Wayland
b.23 MAR 1760 Virginia
m. Est. 1745-1749
  1. Elizabeth Waylandest 1746-1750 -
  2. John WaylandAbt 1751 - 1841
  3. Mary Wayland1753 - 1794
  4. Joshua Wayland1760 - 1823
  5. Anne WaylandABT 1766 - 1786
  6. Lewis Wayland1771 - 1854
  • HJoshua Wayland1760 - 1823
  • WRachel Utz1765 - 1841
m. 18 DEC 1781
Facts and Events
Name Joshua Wayland
Gender Male
Alt Birth[1] ABT 1759
Birth? 23 MAR 1760 Virginia
Alt Birth? 23 MAR 1760
Marriage 18 DEC 1781 Culpeper County, Virginiato Rachel Utz
Death? 18 AUG 1823 Henry County, Kentucky

Joshua WAYLAND [Parents] 1, 2 was born on 23 Mar 1760 in , , Virginia. He died on 18 Aug 1823 in , Henry Co., Kentucky and was buried in Shelbyville, Shelby Co., Kentucky. Joshua married Rachel UTZ on 18 Dec 1781 in , Culpeper Co., Virginia.

Documented as being a veteran of the Revolutionary War. He enlisted at age 17 (10 Feb, 1777 to serve 3 years) as a fifer and drummer in Capt. Gillison's Co. 10th Virginia Regiment. Also known as the 6th Ba. Regt. He was granted a Revolutionary pension in 1819. On a muster roll dated 28 Jan 1780, he is shown as of Capt. John Steed's company in detachment of 2nd Va. Brigade, commanded by Col. Febiger (?). His name last appears on a company pay roll for the month of Dec 1779, and Jan., Feb., March 1780. No record has been found to show that any other person named Joshua Wayland served in any military organization in the Rev. War. Here is a copy of his pension certificate:

"I certify that in conformity with the law of the United States of the 18th March 1818, Joshua Wayland, late private in the army of the Revolution is inscribed on the pension roll of the Kentucky agency, at the rate of eight dollars per month to commence on the 5th day of April 1819. Given at the War Office of the United States this 3rd day of Dec. 1819. C. Vanderventer, Acting Sec. of War"

He reportedly was granted a bounty warrent in Ohio, which veterans frequently sold if they didn't settle there. He appears constantly in the tithables of Culpeper and Madison Cos. through 1805, after which he seems to have moved to Shelby Co., Ky. He is buried in the "Wayland Cemetary" in Shelby County. For description of grave site and directions to it, see "Cemetaries of Shelby County, Kentucky", published by Shelby County Historical Society, Inc., 1979. It says that the stone is down and broken through, but says "Joshua Wayland, a Revolutionary Soldier, died Aug 18, 1823, aged 62 yrs. 4 mos. 26 d."

To verify his being a private while living in Va and receiving a pension while in Kentucky, search for his name on this site:


Rachel UTZ [Parents] 1 was born on 17 Aug 1765. She died on 29 Nov 1841 and was buried in Wolfe Cemetary, Clark Co., Missouri. Rachel married Joshua WAYLAND on 18 Dec 1781 in , Culpeper Co., Virginia.

NOTE: "Culpeper Marriages", p. 95; Record No. 10 for Utz lineage

Rachel is listed in 1840 Clark Co., Missouri Census on p. 332 (same page as her son, Julius), living alone, age 70-80. Rachel is listed as purchasing 40 acres of land in Clark Co. on July 28, 1835 (U.S. Land Sales, Vol. 2, p. 333), and no doubt came to be near her relatives after death of husband, Joshua, which probably took place in Shelby Co., Kty. Vicki Maddox has death as 1845.

In DAR record for a descendant, her name is spelled "Ootz" which would be the pronuniciation.

They had the following children:

  F i Margaret "Pake" WAYLAND was born on 17 Sep 1782 in , , Virginia. She died on 17 Apr 1822.

NOTE: A, p.79; B, p.9,72,83.

Confirmed at Hebron Church in 1800; At the christening of Polly (A53) in 1801, sponsors are shown as "the father and his daughter, Margarett". There is much confusion about this person as the Hebron church records, according to Holtzclaw, p. 78, give the name "Pake" for this birthdate while family records give this birthdate to Margaret. It would seem that "Pake" would be a nickname for "Paschal", such as B224 listed in B, p.9 and 72 of my book, but it could possibly also be a nickname for Margaret. She apparently never married.

  M ii Joseph WAYLAND 
  M iii Lewis WAYLAND 
  M iv Julius WAYLAND 
  F v Elizabeth "Betsy" WAYLAND 
  M vi Abraham WAYLAND Dr. 
  M vii Fielding WAYLAND was born on 27 Dec 1794 in , , Virginia. He died on 12 Nov 1803.

NOTE: B, p.14; died at age 9 of hydrophobia

  M viii Jeremiah WAYLAND 
  F ix Mary Ann "Polly" WAYLAND 
  M x Fielding WAYLAND Dr. 
  F xi Louisa Ann WAYLAND 
  1. Blankenbaker, John (e-mail: Germanna History.